Volunteers are one of the most important resources to the Chandler Police Department. Many of our programs would not exist without volunteer participation. Volunteers dedicate thousands of hours annually to assist the Chandler Police Department and the Chandler community.
Volunteers In Policing Program
The Chandler Police Department’s Volunteer in Policing program offers several areas where volunteers may assist. Volunteer positions include chaplain, dispatch aide, DUI task force, explorer advisor, fingerprint services, general clerical assistant, fleet assist, motorist assist, telephone warrant compliance and victim services. Job descriptions of many volunteer position are listed below.
Citizens from the faith community serve as Police Chaplains. The Chaplaincy Program provides assistance to police and serve all aspects of the Department during critical incidents.
Volunteers assist by updating files and confirming information that is currently in our system. Volunteers also pull 9-1-1 calls as requested by officers and staff.
DUI Task Force
Volunteers set up and operate the command post at the designated DUI Task Force site and assist officers with the booking process.
Explorer Advisor Assistant
Volunteers assist the Explorer Officer to plan and implement activities and training for youth 14-21 years of age. The Explorer program is specifically designed for young men and women ages 14 to 21 who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Volunteers attend the weekly Explorer meetings, conduct training and community service activities and assist at special events.
Volunteers perform the non-criminal fingerprinting for the Police Department.Fingerprinting takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Volunteers assist the fleet officer with transporting vehicles to and from the yard for maintenance. They also assist with special assignments such as transporting vehicles to the calibration testing station.
Volunteers perform a variety of clerical and general service tasks assisting police support personnel in routine duties. Volunteers are assigned to any division within the Police Department in need of assistance.
Volunteers are uniformed civilians who are trained to provide assistance to motorists who have encountered vehicular problems. These volunteers drive police cars with “Volunteers In Policing” markings and utilize the same radios and in-car computers as Police Officers for communications and dispatching while performing their duties on patrol. Motorist Assist volunteers may be called upon to assist at vehicular accident scenes, perform traffic control or carry out other assigned duties for which they have been trained.
Volunteers assist in the Criminal Investigations Bureau by entering pawn ticket information into a database which then identifies stolen property. Volunteers verify any of the stolen item matches which eliminates duplication of work for the pawn detectives.
Telephone Warrant Compliance
Volunteers assist the Criminal Apprehension Unit by contacting, by phone, persons with city court warrants and directing them to take care of the warrants before CAU needs to come to the home to make an arrest.
Volunteers transcribe audio interviews for the Criminal investigations Bureau.
Volunteers works with Victim Services staff to assist with data entry, organizing donations for victims, and community outreach at special events. Volunteers also assist the Victim Services Coordinator in assessing grant-required data about clients’ satisfaction of services. They make calls to clients after case closure to gather data that will assist the Victim Services Program in evaluating and improving services to victims of crime.
The existence of any of the conditions listed below may result in rejection from the selection process. These areas will be explored during an extensive background investigation and polygraph examinations.
For more information on volunteering, contact the Melanie Slate the Volunteer Unit Coordinatorat at 480-782-4909 or submit and application below.